Editorial Assistant

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Editorial Assistant

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our busy team. If you have an interest in editing and have a small amount of industry experience then this opportunity is the one for you.

Role Details

Editorial is a key department at Union integral to the success of the company and is often fast-paced especially during the final delivery of a project. The Editorial Assistant (EA) is a very important role that requires strong organisational and technical skills, the ability to multi-task and find solutions. They will be passionate about VFX, have a keen eye, a calm approach and proven customer service and communication skills. 

The EA works most closely with Production, Data I/O and Systems to effectively manage all incoming media and outgoing deliverables to ensure it meets all quality control and deadline requirements. They will also prep all material for Dailies and Review, run both in our Screening Room and work in partnership with our artists to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard while maintaining our schedules.

Knowledge of post-production workflows, pipeline and various packages such as Linux, Hiero, Shotgun, Excel are needed along with excellent attention to detail to ensure that all tasks in the Editorial team run smoothly. A good knowledge of timeline based systems and delivery systems such as Aspera is important.


  • Liaise with the Head of Editorial, Production and Artists on all incoming and outgoing jobs

  • Work closely with the VFX Editor and Data IO Operator to manage assigned tasks

  • Prioritise, schedule, track and manage assigned work to meet internal and external (client) deadlines

  • Update Editorial Tracker on status of all jobs and ensure the team are aware of priorities

  • Help manage Dailies in our Screening Rooms

  • Help maintain sequence edits with latest cuts, scans and various publishes

  • Help prepare sequence edits for internal and client reviews

  • Publish content ie. cut refs and scans

  • Have a good understanding of Union security protocols to ensure we maintain our security accreditations

  • Liaise with Production, Pipeline and Systems to escalate any issues affecting ingest and output

  • Be able to use Aspera and other delivery systems to receive and send material to and from clients

Skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Can do approach

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Ability to liaise confidently and credibly with people at all levels

  • Ability to work autonomously using initiative

  • Resilient, flexible and excellent team player

  • Able to work quickly and accurately in order to meet tight client deadlines

  • Commitment to continuous improvement

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and run a number of projects simultaneously

  • Confident and self-motivated

  • Flexible approach to working hours

  • Good knowledge of different file-based workflows and formats

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